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Message from the Secretary, MeitY

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Ajay Sawhney, I.A.S.
Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) Government of India

Digital India is a flagship programme of the Government of India (GoI) catalyzing the transformation of the country as a digitally-empowered society and knowledge-economy. Use of modern tools and techniques of Information Technology fosters resource optimization and boosts productivity. It is envisaged that New India would create a digital economy of USD 1 Trillion by 2025, equivalent to about 20% of the country’s nominal GDP by then.

India is now getting ready for emerging technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence, blockchain, augmented reality, virtual reality, machine learning & deep learning, natural language processing and robotics. These are going to play a crucial role in the government and industry alike, whether it is planning or decision-making; accelerating development or analyzing deployment, problem solving or product development; discovering new trends or drawing out unknown correlations.

Frontier technologies, evolving business models, dynamic policy & regulatory framework and cyber security have further pronounced the need to have a competent team within the Government and the Industry to achieve intended outcomes of the technology interventions. The need to build adequate and relevant capacities to conceptualize, lead and implement digital initiatives is widely recognized at all levels.

One of the focus areas of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) is to develop and strengthen digital capacities at all levels. National e- Governance Division (NeGD) has been playing a pivotal role in supporting MeitY in the implementation of the Digital India Programme and in building required capacities at various levels. In furtherance of this endeavour, NeGD is partnering with the Indian Institute of Management Visakhapatnam (IIMV), an institution of national importance, in launching a bespoke MBA program specializing in Digital Governance and Management. IIMV, located in the state of Andhra Pradesh that has many firsts to its credit on the technology front, offers a conducive environment for value-added learning.

MeitY encourages the Ministries and Departments at the Centre and the States as well as enterprises in the public and private sectors, to make use of this learning opportunity so that the benefits of the Digital India programme could be fully leveraged for realizing national goals.

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